The Altered Echo Project…
is honored to Present – AEP010: Dataf1ow – All At Once

**Out Now**

To say what we have for our tenth release fuses nearly every type of music imaginable would be an understatement. To call it Fusion would be naive. Simply put; what we have for you here represents a veritable melting pot of styles, themes, and genres, formed into one single release, which brings it all together and serves it straight to you…

All At Once

Out Today – August 15th, 2014

–Stem & Sample Information–

As with all our previous releases extra insight, in the form of a sample pack, is provided with the EP deconstructed into separate audio files for all your remix needs. Dataf1ow has been kind enough to stem out EVERY TRACK on the clickable tracklisting found below.

Use them, abuse them, do with them what you will. It is our hope however that you, our listener turned artist, will find inspiration in what you hear and submit new works spawned from the old, back to us for possible republication through this project. We will always be accepting submissions for mutations of this work and any of our previous releases. However, please keep your eyes peeled for further information as related to the defined competition in the mutation of sound, that will be centered around this release.

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Clickable Tracklisting With Direct Stem / Sample Downloads

1. Arbalest
2. Harder Still
3. Stay the Course
4. Time Can Dance Too
5. Just Beyond

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All tracks mixed & composed by Dataf1ow
Vocals on track 3 Dena Woods
Mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith and Rick Jeldy via the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License

Artwork by Grace Bigler & Evan Boguina

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The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Evan Boguina for providing us with this fabulous material, and Mike Watts for the AMAZING masters. We’d also like to thank YOU the listener for checking out the project and participating.

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DotCom – SoundCloud – BandCamp – FaceBook

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SoundCloud – BandCamp – FaceBook

The clue is in the name. Go get it, listen, get the stems, make a remix.
-Tim

The Altered Echo Project…
is honored to announce – AEP010: Dataf1ow – All At Once

August 15, 2014
To say what we have for our tenth release fuses nearly every type of music imaginable would be an understatement. To call it Fusion would be naive. Simply put; what we have for you here represents a veritable melting pot styles, themes, and genres, formed into one single release, which brings it all together and serves it straight to you…All At Once

Out August 15th, 2014

Preview – Time Can Dance Too

Tracklisting -

1. Arbalest
2. Harder, Still
3. Stay the Course
4. Time Can Dance Too
5. Just Beyond

All tracks mixed & composed by Dataf1ow
Vocals on track 3 Dena Woods
Mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith and Rick Jeldy via the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License

Artwork by Grace Bigler & Evan Boguina

As with our previous releases, Dataf1ow will provide extra insight, in the form of a sample pack with the EP deconstructed into separate audio files for all your remix needs. Use them, abuse them, do with what you will. It is our hope however that you, our listener turned artist, will find inspiration in what you hear and submit new works spawned from the old, back to us for possible republication through this project. We will always be accepting submissions for mutations of this work and any of our previous releases. However, please keep your eyes peeled for further information as related to the defined competition in the mutation of sound, that will be centered around this release.

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The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Evan Boguina for providing us with this fabulous material and Mike Watts for the AMAZING masters. We’d also like to thank YOU the listener for checking out the project and participating.

AEP-

DotCom
SoundCloud
BandCamp
FaceBook

Dataf1ow -

SoundCloud
BandCamp
FaceBook

The clue is in the name. Go get it, listen, get the stems, make a remix.

-Tim

The Altered Echo Project in partnership with In Space and Time Records proudly present…

JazzyspoonA Product of my Environment: Competition in the Mutation of Sound…

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As of today, June 1st 2014, the Altered Echo Project is officially accepting submissions for mutations of the newest release from

Jazzyspoon & In Space and Time Records 

If you have yet to hear this amazing release, from an artist who refuses to be pinned down by genre, you can check it out below. It’s a listen which demands attention, and any audiophiles dream. So have a seat, turn it up, press play, and enjoy the 10 track journey that is

 A Product of my Environment 

Physical copies of this release can be purchased from the ISAT bandcamp page linked above or by CLICKING HERE

Nuts n’ Bolts…

Submissions for mutations will be running for a 45 day period and closing Tuesday July 15th2014 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time. Once we collect the submissions the tracks will be judged and the track listing will be selected. The winning tracks will be skillfully mastered by Mike Watts and the release itself will receive a full promotional campaign from both The Altered Echo Project and In Space & Time. The only thing we ask is that you keep your tracks to a min -3 db (-5 preferred) with nothing on the master bus. Please keep your tracks PRIVATE and privately share them with us via The AEP SoundCloud. Dropbox links are also acceptable but please stay away from e-mail attachments.

Samples & Procedures

Jazzyspoon has been so kind as to stem out eight full tracks from his release. A quick listen through the release will reveal that the content contained within these individual sets of samples is any musicians dream. The list of available tracks is as follows, keep reading for instructions on obtaining links…

Good To Be Here – Bigger Pictures – Chainletter –  Daydreamwalkers –  Revolver

Great North Wet – The Long Trip Home –  What Happens In Waves

Being as one cannot even begin to accurately value something of this nature in terms of dollars and cents we have opted instead to trade them out for an e-mail address. The provided e-mail address will be kept private between AEP / ISAT and will not be released to any third party for any reason. The primary reason for this tit for tat exchange, besides tracking who gets what, is for purposes of artist followup between the competition holders and the participants. This effort is made to not only put together a fantastic release but also to build relationships within this creative community of people going forward.

So…

If you would like to request one, or a few, of these amazing collections of sounds please send an e-mail to:

alteredechoesproject@gmail.com 

Tell us who you are, what tracks you want, and we’ll send over direct link for download of whatever tracks you like, within 24 hours of receipt of your request. We’re real people, with real lives and real jobs, so don’t hold us to the fire if it takes 25, but most of the time it probably won’t even take 12.

Please keep in mind that the primary initial purpose of these sample sets are for use in this competition. So, please, keep your requests limited only to tracks you plan on actually remixing. Once your submission is received, if you would like links to any others, just let us know and we’ll be all too happy to comply.

Finally…

The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Brandon K. Morris, Wayne Baker, and all the other heads at In Space & Time for giving us the opportunity to take this wonderful material one step further. Thanks be to Jason Pottorff  aka Jazzyspoon for putting together this top shelf material and so graciously providing to the community in this way.

We’d also like to thank YOU our listener turned artist for checking out our project and participating in this release. Please direct any correspondence or questions to the e-mail provided above. We look forward to hearing from YOU in the very near future.

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AEP

FaceBook – SoundCloud – BandCamp

ISAT

DotCom – FaceBook – SoundCloud – BandCamp

JazzySpoon

DotCom  – SoundCloud – BandCamp

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The clue is in the name. Go get it. Listen. Get the stems. Make a remix.

-Tim

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The Altered Echo Project in partnership with Grain Bastard  presents…

All tracks are reinterpretations / mutations of our 3rd release AEP003: Pieces 
Original Work Composed by Grain Bastard

Original & Mutated Works mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith and Rick Jeldy under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License 


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Don’t forget to check out our currently running Competition in the Mutation of Sound Echology v1

“The clue is in the name. Go get it, listen, get the stems, make a remix.”

-Tim

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Lost + Directionless by Candle Nine

a review by Aaron M. Smith

 

I have admittedly been sitting on a promise to review this album that has been out before Candle Nine even came to us with a request to review his newest release Lost + Directionless. In the end, I’m happy I spent so much time with this album; listening to it here and there, taking notes on scraps of paper or my cell phone.

 

As I approached this album and as I am listening now while doing the final edit to this review I wonder how one is to read the title. Is it “lost and directionless” or “lost plus directionless”. While on one hand the first option suggests two simultaneous and somewhat synonymous states of being, the second suggests a summing and doubling of the confusion brought on by a broken compass or lack of a map. The title suggests a journey. I think the questions the title suggests we ask of it’s grammatical nature by the use of the “+” in lieu of something more familiar are at the core of this album. The track names and music undoubtedly hint at a journey accurately described by the album title.

 

The album opener, Nowhere, begins with a burst of what I would define as unpleasant noise, but slips quickly into familiar, but still alluring brainfunk beats which are lead by a reverb drenched battlefield of guitars, vocals and strings. This album has “true grit” in both a textural and metaphoric sense.

 

The second track Ego Hunter some how feels like slipping into a hot tub of dopamine while not being at all “chill out” music. The yearning strings draw us into simpler, but equally funky drum patterns again accompanied by guitars.

 

Reach, somewhat in opposition to the previous tracks, slows the pace with a clam, undistorted piano and string focus. It also features the clearest vocals, mix-wise, thus far on the album. At approximately a third of the way through the album this pace change is welcomed and one of my favorite tracks on the album.

 

Hierarchy is a bit of a guitar and ambient sound epic, with a subtle four to the floor kick drum pattern driving the track. The intonations of the lyric “long live the king” over the track and, for this listener, a somewhat eerie and possibly social-political overtone, but typically I don’t like to read that far into music unless the message is very obvious.

 

Nausea, the fifth track, is big on noise and hasty beats. And in a strangely pleasant way sounds like it’s name sake. I want to keep listening for the instruments behind the noise, but feel somewhat repulsed by the wall of sound.

 

Persona opens with deep synth drones and strings. It is a slow boil that opens into one of those kinda sexy, kinda melancholy deep, chillout tracks. With distant and distorted vocals accompanied by subtle glitchy percussion and plucks swells of noise rise and fall leading the listen along its sonic pathways.

 

Rapunzel plays with choir, piano and noise as well as a haunting female vocal. While being much like the previous material, this track leaves its own particular footprint on the album. Following the slower, chiller tune Persona Rapunzel leads us down then back up into an explosion of percussion.

 

Singularity kind of wanders around a noisy bed of choir and strings. This is a beautiful beatless track and perhaps one of my personal favorites as the strings, although not an unfamiliar instrument on this album take turns with the piano as the rhythmic center of the piece. I am quite enamored with how this track ends with deep and clear strings. This works wonderfully as a penultimate track.

 

Finally, Gone, closes out the album and sounds much like it’s brothers and sisters—almost a extension of Singularity. As with some other tracks, there is a particular sense of yearning and a sense of an “epic” taking place. A personal journey. Or even, perhaps, a fairy tale or myth.

 

Overall Lost + Directionless is all about layers—you won’t get everything from it on the first listen. This is not to say the album is difficult. In fact, I find it rather accessible and not at all esoteric, all the while maintaining a canvas of textures that belong only to Candle Nine. Though obviously the album title is a clue, I don’t think anyone can listen to this album and feel a sense of a long and trying journey.

 

I would certainly recommend this album, which can be found on Candle Nine’s bandcamp page:

 

http://candlenine.bandcamp.com/album/lost-directionless

Echology

Update 04/15/14:

We have added a tab containing direct links to all stems and samples in the AEP catalog which can be found by CLICKING HERE.

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The Altered Echo Project is proud to announce its first official various artist album competition, but there is a catch–all participants must use a variety of samples from multiple AEP releases in the creation of their song. Through this compilation we will be asking participants to help us bring the full vision of the Altered Echo Project to fruition.

In the spirit of our sound mutation ethos, we are looking for entries that change and arrange samples from multiple previous releases in unique and interesting ways. Songs submitted for the competition may resemble anything: sound collage, mash-ups, hip-hop style beat making, total sonic annihilation, live dubs and anything above, below, or in between. We would like to see a variety of sampling styles used to showcase the possibilities inherent in the art of audio manipulation in the 21st Century.

To be fully clear: our expectation is that entries will sound more like new, original works than remixes. Only mere echoes of the original.

There are several other items to consider. Each entry must include a text file which lists the samples used. Each entry must also include a minimum 150 word artist statement about the audio manipulation techniques used for the entry (as well as anything else you want to say about your work, 1,000 word limit).

All the sample usage data will be compiled into a PDF file by the AEP to create a bracket-style “ancestry” or “genealogy” for each song released on the compilation, which will be followed by the corresponding artist’s statement.

As if this weren’t enough, for the first time ever we will be making second generation audio samples available for download. If a participant’s entry is chosen for release they will be asked to provide a few audio samples, but specifically samples that are mutated versions of the audio AEP has provided from our previous releases. These will then be made available for download with the release.

Requirements Summary:

Only one entry per artist will be chosen

All entries must use samples from multiple AEP releases

All entries must include a simple list of samples used

Each sample should be listed in the following fashion: catalog number – sample file name

example: AEP001 – crunchsnare.wav

Each entry must include the minimum 150 word artist statement describing the process used to “mutate” the sounds.

All entry file names must be formated artist name – track title – contact email.

All entries must maintain a minimum of -3dbs of headroom on the master and be exported as a 24bit .wav file.

No entries should be made public prior to the release of the compilation

Submit your entries either by sending a Dropbox (or similar cloud service) link to alteredechoesproject at gmail dot com

OR

By sharing a downloadable, private track with the Altered Echo Project Soundcloud account.

All entries will be judged blind by a panel of judges chosen from our artist roster.

Entries must be submitted between the period of April 14th and May 29th 2014. The submission period ends at 11:59:59 PM May 28th EST. Please email alteredechoesproject at gmail dot com with questions or concerns.

 

 

Webster defines originality as: orig·i·nal·i·ty [noun] The quality of being new and different in a good and appealing way.

The Altered Echo Project, via our ninth release in the catalog, redefines originality by bringing you one of the most original works you’ve heard to date. Here, Stem Collector proves with this five track collection of original tunes, that the impossible and the listenable can live in perfect unity by bringing you something undeniably his; aptly titled… Patience Reward

Click Here for Patience Reward Stems / Sample Collection

All tracks mixed & composed by Stem Collector
Mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith & Rick Jeldy via the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License

Artwork by Stem Collector

As with our previous releases, we are happy to provide extra insight in the form of a SAMPLE PACK with the title track of this EP deconstructed into separate audio files for all your remix needs. Use them, abuse them, do with what you will. It is our hope however that you, our listener turned artist, will find inspiration in what you hear and submit new works spawned from the old, back to us for possible republication through this project. We will always be accepting submissions for mutations of this work and any of our previous releases. However, please keep your eyes on this site, for further information as related to the defined competition in the mutation of sound, that will be centered around this release.

Don’t Forget -

Echology v1 is coming in a mere 14 days. More will be revealed on the 14th but for preliminary details please click here:

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The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Stem for providing us with this fabulous material. We’d also like to thank YOU the listener for checking out the project and participating.

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The clue is in the name. Go get it, listen, get the stems, make a remix.
-Tim

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